Driving Safety Course

You must obtain permission from the Court prior to taking a Driving Safety Course.

Eligibility Requirements

  • You must have and present a valid, non-commercial Texas Driver's license or permit; or be a member, or the spouse or dependent child of a member, of the United States military forces serving on active duty. 
  • You must enter a plea of guilty or nolo contendere (no contest).
  • You must be charged with an eligible offense as defined by Texas Transportation Code 45.0511.
  • You must not have completed a Driving Safety Court or Motorcycle Operator Training Course within the 12 months preceding the date of the offense.
  • You must provide evidence of financial responsibility (current vehicle liability insurance) at the time of the request. 
  • You must pay the court costs and administrative fee at the time of the request. 
    • Moving Violation: $144
    • School Zone Moving Violation: $169

Taking the Course

If you meet these requirements, you will sign a Driving Safety Course affidavit and provide your license and insurance to the clerk, so that photocopies can be made. You must submit an original court copy of a Driving Safety Course completion certificate from a course provider certified by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR). The certificate must be signed, must have Bay City Municipal Court listed as the court, and must be submitted to the court on or before the 90th day indicated on your Driving Safety Course order. If you do not take the course within the allotted time, you will not be allowed a refund of the administrative fee.